This week we smashed through our target of reaching 200,000 individual girls with cash transfers, delivering on the UK Government’s commitment to ‘leave no one behind’, and to support gender equality in the education system. Since 2014, Girls’ Education South Sudan has paid more than half a million cash transfers to over 215,000 individual girls […]

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This is Suzan – a Senior 3 student from Bishop Abangite College of Science and Technology in Yambio, Gbudwe State. Earlier this year, Suzan travelled to Juba to take part in a one-week workshop, along with nine other girls from around the country – all of whom have benefitted from the GESS programme. The girls […]

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The conflict in South Sudan spread to the formally-peaceful Greater Equatoria region last year, causing mass displacement. Many left for neighbouring Uganda, whilst some fled to the relative safety of Juba. This influx of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) to the capital city has placed a large strain on resources and services, including schools. In many schools, facilities […]

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  The Department for International Development (DfID) just released a number of Cash Transfer Case Studies, highlighting the transformative power of these UK aid funded grants.  179,471 unique girls had received GESS Cash Transfers by 12th December 2016, in all former ten states of South Sudan, despite ongoing conflict throughout the country. This is a huge feat.  […]

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Today is World Teachers’ Day. This year’s theme is “Valuing Teachers, Improving their Status”. This resonates strongly with South Sudanese teachers, many of whom have seen declining respect for the teaching profession due to low incomes. However, we continue to be impressed by the resilience & determination of teachers throughout South Sudan, who remain committed to […]

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Story written by:    Muni Henry Iga                                      Head teacher,                                      Vision Bearers Academy Primary School   It had been a while since I had a refresher course when the Education Specialist, Mr. Kenyi Sebit John, got me in the office at Vision Bearers P/s to deliver his monthly training program of teachers. I had only […]

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